Steve Roggenbuck is an American poet, blogger, and YouTuber. His work is noted for its utilization of internet self-publishing, creative misspelling, and themes of carpe diem and appreciation of the natural world.
Roggenbuck’s work has been profiled by the The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Gawker, The Atlantic, The Fader, The Guardian, and Flavorwire.
Roggenbuck grew up in Ruth, Michigan. He attended Central Michigan University as an undergraduate and began an MFA in poetry at Columbia College Chicago but dropped out in late 2011 after becoming disillusioned with the program. In 2012 he toured the United States performing his poetry, staying with Internet friends, and living frugally. During this period Roggenbuck contributed to the rapid growth of the Alt Lit writing community by moving about the country hosting alt lit parties, recruiting and inspiring new alt lit writers.
Currently Roggenbuck lives in Maine, where he started Boost House, a small press and arts residency.
Lawn Gnome Publishing and Steve Roggenbuck were meant to make vegan donuts together, but settled on throwing a really great poetry show instead.
Tickets to this limited engagement are $10 and available here.